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Part Two The Virginia Constitution and Commentary, Art.VII Local Government

From: The Virginia State Constitution (2nd Edition)

John Dinan

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 September 2021

Several points are noteworthy about the development of the Local Government Article. First, Virginia is unique among the 50 states in that cities are independent of counties for purposes of governance.139 Although the 1971 Constitution combined into one article the separate provisions for county governments, on the one hand, and cities and towns, on the other, and also provided for more equal treatment of these units of government, the long-standing separation of cities and counties has been retained. Another important feature of local governance in Virginia is...
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